The Relationship of Exclusive Assessment with Stunting Events in Children Aged 2-5 Years in Uptd Ngadi Health Center, Kediri District
Keywords:Exclusive Breastfeeding, Genesis, stunting
Background: Stunting is a condition of the body that is short by age to exceed the SB deficit -2 below the standard median of length or height according to age. The incidence of stunting is influenced by several factors, one of which is breastfeeding. Breastfeeding less than 6 months can increase the risk of stunting in infants. Objective: To determine the relationship of exclusive breastfeeding with the incidence of stunting in children aged 2-5 years at UPTD Ngadi Health Center, Kediri District.
Methods: This study is a correlational study using the case control method. The population of this study was all mothers and children aged 2-5 years in UPTD Ngadi Health Center Kediri Regency as many as 130, the sample in this study was 30 respondents. Data analysis uses univariate analysis and bivariate analysis.
Results: The results of research on exclusive breastfeeding variables were mostly not exclusive breastfeeding as many as 17 respondents (56.7%), and the variables on the incidence of stunting were mostly not stunting as many as 17 respondents (56.7%). The analysis of this study has a p-value of 0.007 smaller than 0.05 which means there is a significant relationship between exclusive breastfeeding and the incidence of stunting in children aged 2-5 years in the working area of the Ngadi district health center.
Conclusions: There is a relationship between exclusive breastfeeding and the incidence of stunting in children aged 2-5 years. The results of this study make input for mothers to provide exclusive breastfeeding for children to avoid stunting.